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Astilbes

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Astilbes are herbaceous perennial which bear distinctive, tall, feathery plumes of flowers in summer. They are at the same time eye-catching and delicate, and make ideal companions to Hostas, candelabra Primulas and Ligularias. Astibles like damp soil and partial shade, so ideal for planting near a pon or bog garden, or if you have heavy clay soil. Below is a sample of Astilbe varieties that we stock over the summer months:

 

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chinensis 'Visions'

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japonica 'Europa'

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japonica 'Washington'

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chinensis var. taquetii

 

Other damp and shade-loving plants

All the plants listed below also thrive in damp or shady conditions, or both. Lythrum, also known as Loosestrife, is an impressively tall perennial that is particularly at home at the edges of ponds, in full sun or partial shade. Candelabra primulas make beautiful additions to damp areas, with their vivid flower atop strong stems. Choose from the cataolgue below to transform a damp or shady corner into a lusciuos display of colour and foliage. Below is a sample of damp loving plants that we stock over the summer months:

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Primula bulleyana

 

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Lythrum 'Morden Pink'

 

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Ligularia przewalskii

 

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Ligularia dentata

 

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Trollius x cultorum

'New Moon'

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Polygonatum x hybridum

 

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Tricyrtis stolonifera

 

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Lysimachia

 

 Most of our perennials are in 1 ltr pots and priced at £3.50 (5 for £15) or £4.50 (3 for £12) each

If ordering online, please note that there may be a wait of up to 10 days before we send your plants, as we might need to order them in from our growers. Occasionally a variety becomes unavailable, in which case we can usually offer a very similar substitute.